It's now 2021. There's been numerous homoerotic scenes in film and television. Some same sex kissing, dating, and even sex scenes. And yet, to this day, the gayest scene in all of moving picture media is the I Don't Dance sequence from High School Musical 2.
zuko and azula from avatar and sharpay and ryan from high school musical are EXACTLY the same character types (gay antagonistic brother-sister duo in which the sister is the more dominant and talented one and the brother is a better person who helps the heroes in the end) except zuko and azula are dialled as far to goth as possible and sharpay and ryan are dialled as far to prep as possible. miles and franziska from ace attorney are directly in the middle of this spectrum, as extremely edgy preps
high school musical 2 is a thinly veiled metaphor for white privilege. employment and education opportunities are handed to troy, a white boy, on a silver platter despite his own protests that “i don’t think i’m qualified”, solely because of a rich white girl’s interest in him. his friends, people of colour, are overlooked for similar opportunities despite having the same skill set as troy himself. when troy and gabriella break the country club staff rules, it is gabriella, a woman of colour, who is punished for the breaches while troy receives nothing but a verbal scolding every time. in this essay i will-